Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

dusi2c bikes rule Dusi Valley this weekend

Western Cape based Chris Wolhuter (front) will reunite with Team TIB team mate and two-time defending BSi Steel dusi2c champion Andrew Hill for the 2015 edition of the race starting in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday.  - Jetline Action Photo/
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Pietermaritzburg – Saturday sees the third instalment of the ‘Farmer’ Glen Haw’s BSi Steel dusi2c get underway at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg with riders from across the country prepared for a two days of picturesque riding through the Valley of a Thousand Hills down to Blue Lagoon in Durban. Defending champion Andrew Hill will reunite with Nedbank sani2c partner Chris ...

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Mfula Store team grows at 2015 dusi2c

Three of the four members of the Mfula Store Team for the 2015 BSi Steel dusi2c line up to take on the two-day challenge (From left): Lindelani Ngcobo (not riding in 2015), Nkululeko Pewa, Msawenkosi Cili, Mbongeni Mzobe. - Gill Graaf/
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Pietermaritzburg – The iconic Valley of a Thousand Hills is home to a number of aspiring mountain bikers, the famous Mfula Store as well as the growing BSi Steel dusi2c and the three have come together to help two pairs of local mountain bike enthusiasts compete in the 2015 edition of the two-day mountain biking challenge from Pietermaritzburg to Durban ...

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Sondela set for Bushveld’s biggest MTB bash

Sondela Game Reserve is readying itself for “the Bushveld’s biggest MTB bash”, the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic, which takes place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo Province on June 27 and 28. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Families looking for a bumper weekend of mountain biking and outdoor activities need look no further than the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic near Bela-Bela in Limpopo Province on June 27 and 28. The annual festival, which is billed as “the Bushveld’s biggest mountain bike bash”, offers a full line-up of family races on the Saturday before the serious racing gets ...

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Dusi Duke’s new dusi2c valley perspective

Having become a mentor to many of the up and coming riders in the RMB Change a Life Academy, 'Dusi Duke' Martin Dreyer will see the Valley of a Thousand Hills from a different perspective when he tackles the upcoming BSi Steel dusi2c this weekend.   - Dave Macleod/
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Pietermaritzburg – Having dominated the Dusi Canoe Marathon for close on a decade during the late 90’s and early 2000’s “Dusi Duke” Martin Dreyer will make a return to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, on a mountain bike this time, when he and wife Jeannie Dreyer take on the Mixed Category at the upcoming BSi Steel dusi2c starting on ...

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Knysna’s Rebello bests Pfitzenmaier on home soil

Former junior African cross-country champion Dylan Rebello (Jeep) won stage two of the three-day RECM Knysna 200 mountain bike race on Sunday. The Knysna local is currently second overall behind Nico Pfitzenmaier (Dorma). Photo: Full Stop Communications

Former junior African cross-country champion Dylan Rebello showed his continental class on his home trails as he raced to victory in the second stage of the RECM Knysna 200 mountain bike race on Sunday. The 20-year-old local’s stage win was a triumph of youth over experience as he outsprinted solo category overall leader Nico Pfitzenmaier, 44, into the finish at ...

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Berg and Bush invest in clean mountain biking

Mountain bikers can look forward to brand-new ablution facilities with a view over the Tugela River for the 10th edition of the Berg and Bush stage race in October. Photo: Kelvin Trautman

The Berg and Bush mountain bike race celebrates 10 years of existence this year but new ablution facilities and luxury-style camping will ensure that the “decade of dirt” catchphrase refers only to the single-track trails. Race founder Gary Green said cyclists’ needs had changed substantially since he started the event with just 56 participants back in 2006. “When the race ...

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SA champ back to best for Knysna race

Three-time South African marathon champion Robyn de Groot will line up for the RECM Knysna 200 mountain bike stage race on Saturday. Photo: Zoon Cronje

South African marathon champion Robyn de Groot will line up for the RECM Knysna 200 mountain bike stage race on Saturday in her first outing since securing her third consecutive national title last weekend. Despite earning this impressive hat-trick, De Groot will not be starting in her national champion’s jersey, as UCI rules deem multi-stage events to be cross-country races. ...

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Hatherly continues young guns’ Howick MTB dominance

Kargo Pro MTB's Alan Hatherly romped to a comfortable victory in Sunday's Sappi Howick MTB Classic. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Howick – Cross country sensation Alan Hatherly continued the trend of tomorrow’s stars dominating the Sappi Howick MTB Classic when he surged to a commanding victory in Sunday’s 40km hit-out while the experienced Cindy Theunissen claimed the women’s spoils. The young Kargo Pro MTB rider added his name to the ever-growing list of Under-23 rising talents to have won the ...

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Combrinck and De Groot crowned National Champs at frosty Van Gaalen

Wearing their National Champions jerseys with pride are Ascendis Health's Robyn de Groot (left) and Team EAI Cycling's Gawie Combrinck at the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Van Gaalen, which doubles up as the 2015 South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships powered by Stihl on Saturday. - Craig Dutton/
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Van Gaalen – In what were two contrasting races, Gawie Combrinck (Team EAI Cycling) and Robyn de Groot (Ascendis Health) walked away with the National Marathon MTB titles on Saturday in chilly conditions at the 2015 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Van Gaalen, which doubled up as the South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships powered by Stihl on Saturday. Although ...

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